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Europe's car industry bullish in face of VW scandal

Volkswagen’s woes in the wake of the emissions scandal may not necessarily spread throughout the car industry, say regional experts.


Accessible Astana: how the city's SEZ is attracting investors

Astana’s special economic zone has added to the appeal of Kazakhstan’s capital city and looks set to receive a boost through its proximity to China's planned New Silk Road. Jacopo Dettoni surveys what is on offer.

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View from the C-Suite: DHL takes root in China

Online retail continues to grow in China, and DHL eCommerce’s Asia-Pacific division is on the spot with a new facility designed to handle the resulting flow of goods. Chief executive Malcolm Monteiro talks to Karen E Thuermer.

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The turning of the investment screw

More than 2000 years ago, Greek mathematician Archimedes might just have hit upon the perfect way to explain how investors should approach emerging markets. Professor Doctor Roger Moser looks at how ancient technology applies to doing business abroad.

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Hitachi Rail on a roll in UK

Lucrative contracts across England and Scotland have brought Hitachi Rail to the UK, investing millions in a manufacturing facility and creating 700 jobs.

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Huawei: a global firm with a local touch

Chinese company Huawei is expanding exponentially, shipping millions of smartphones annually. But, says Karen E Thuermer, the telecommunications supplier is keen to keep it local when it comes to establishing a presence in new markets.

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Dragon Capital CEO: Vietnam winning among emerging economies

As the founder of Ho Chi Minh-based Dragon Capital, Dominic Scriven is well placed to assess Vietnam's ascent to become one of the world's leading emerging economies. He tells Edward Russell-Walling why the country's future is so bright.

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Start-up sins: the pitfalls to avoid when expanding overseas

New businesses often fall at the first hurdle once they venture beyond their homeland. Michal Kaczmarski looks at the common errors made during an early international expansion.

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ARaymond moves with the times

French company ARaymond has a lengthy history of supplying the auto industry, dating back to the 19th century. However, as its CEO and president explains, the company is more concerned with its future than its past, a factor behind its willingness to embrace modern management styles.

Eurotorg checks out new markets
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Eurotorg checks out new markets

Eurotorg has expanded rapidly in the past few years, growing from a small, local grocery chain into an international operation, with stores in three countries as well as an online service. Its challenge now is to maintain this momentum over the long term.

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